17 hours

Senior Program Manager, Software

Pacific Biosciences
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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We are seeking a self-motivated, driven, and highly organized Software Technical Program Manager, with strong communication, project management and leadership skills, to drive the development, integration and commercialization of Pacific Biosciences key products. The selected individual must be capable of working collaboratively with project teams from various functions to successfully drive the new product concepts to market, under aggressive timelines, in a dynamically evolving technology environment.

The ideal candidate must have a strong product development background specific to the challenges of software development, as well as a track record of commercializing products under both agile and phase gate product development.  The qualified individuals are fast learners and have the ability to grasp PacBios core technologies and their applications.


  • Support and coach teams on agile methodology and practice

  • Work with product owners and software teams on backlog grooming, metrics, and scrum master responsibilities

  • Work with engineering and product management to identify scope, constraints, dependencies, and risks, then build a plan for project execution

  • Coordinate efforts between development teams, product managers and program management across multiple projects simultaneously

  • Identify resource requirements and highlight gaps across various stages for all projects.

  • Communicate to management, PMO and core teams on the status, risks, and mitigations required to keep each program on track

  • Anticipate risks and develop risk management solutions as appropriate

  • Understand and communicate complex, technical, engineering issues

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.




  • Bachelors or Masters degree in computer science, engineering, or other technical related field, or equivalent

  • At least 5 years of experience as scrum master or product owner in agile development environment, or equivalent

  • Experience in project management for software development (Scrum & Kanban)

  • Experience in software development in one or more general purpose programming languages.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking


  • Knowledge of Jira, Confluence, X-Ray

  • 5 years programming of a modern programming language is highly desired

  • Experience working in cross-functional hardware/software development teams delivering complex products

  • Experience in biotechnology, next generation DNA sequencing or medical device industries is a plus

  • Knowledge of phase gate product development process, ISO 9001 and ISO 13485


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.



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Posted: 2021-03-01 Expires: 2021-03-31

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